This is by far my favorite clip from PBS's FRONTLINE Digital Nation:
I completely agree with Henry Jenkins on this point. The best way to deal with the "dangers" of the internet is by talking with students honestly, not by putting computers in classrooms, wiring them, then disabling their use.
This clip makes me respect our Secretary of Education a little bit more:
It is refreshing to hear this message come from the top.
Of all the clips in this program, this one probably bothers me the most.
I wonder if assistant principal Dan Ackerman realizes how creepy he looks spying on kids through their laptop webcams or how their acceptable use policy still reinforces the production gap in their school even though they have made tremendous gains using technology to help students learn.
Another great clip by Arne Duncan:
He says opportunity gap, I say production gap. Either way, I agree, "Schools need to be places of opportunity."
Regarless of how I feel about Prensky's notion of Digital Native/Immigrant I really like what he says about the type of learning activities students want and need to be engage in in this clip:
The second half of this clip where he says, "Schools are no longer the centers of education," is especially of interest and worthy of global conversation.
This teacher describes a fantastic application of social networking in the classroom:
In this clip James Paul Gee delivers what is probably the best explanation of school internet filtration policies and the fears people have that drive them that I have ever heard:
Finally, Henry Jenkins on learning strategies needed in the age of information overload: